Try recalling the last time you got temper. With a frown it might have started but your physical movements would have added more to it, victimizing some people or things around you! You might have even hurt your own self or destroyed your own possessions to ward your rage off.
Applying sabr in our lives beyond Ramadan gives us the skills to conquer frustration, giving a sense of emotional freedom and choice in how we manage stressful situations. Having that control in our lives will contribute further to psychological wellbeing too. There are many things we don’t have a choice over, but we do have the choice to be patient in managing adverse situations in our life with a rational and thoughtful approach according to the teaching of Islam, which will ultimately result in an improved lives on many levels.
We think we hear enough reminders about death, but the reality is, what use is in that if it does not lead to a long-lasting effect on our behavior, thoughts and actions? Being conscious of death at all times is what will truly help us prepare for the Day of Judgement, as well as ensure a better performance for each of our deeds. Read this poem for a much-needed wake-up call!